This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Friday, September 21 2018
2019: Ex CBN Deputy Governor, Obadiah Mailafia Joins Presidency Race
Ahead of the 2019 general election, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has submitted his intention and nomination forms to run for Presidency at the office of the African Democratic Congress, ADC.
The National Coordinator of ADC, Electoral Matters and INEC Liaison, Anayo Arinze, on Thursday in Abuja, revealed that Obadiah indicated to contest for President in the 2019 elections.
Buhari Re-Appoints Amaechi As His Campaign DG For 2019
The appointment of the Former Governor of Rivers State was made known in a press statement made available to the media by the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
I Was Treated As Stranger In APC – Dogara
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has explained that he left the All Progressives Congress (APC) because the party was not committed to keeping the promise it made to Nigerians at both state and federal levels.
Speaking when he submitted his nomination and expression of interest forms at the PDP secretariat in Abuja, he also noted that the APC’s initial agenda of bringing positive change to Nigeria had been thwarted by “the rebelliously wayward sense of entitlement of some people.”
Ambode And Buhari Meet Behind Closed Doors In Abuja
Embattled Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday in Abuja, met President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors.
The meeting, which held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, according to NAN reports afforded the governor an opportunity to update the president on latest political development within the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State.
Breaking: Speaker Yakubu Dogara Arrives PDP Headquarters
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has arrived at the Peoples Democratic Party headquarters in Abuja.
He is believed to have gone to the party secretariat to submit his nomination and expression of interest forms which as earlier reported by Naija News, was purchased for him by some of his followers.
CUPP Dares Buhari To Present His WAEC Result
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to publicly release his own WAEC certificate.
CUPP made the call in reaction to the confirmation of Senator Ademola Adeleke’s result by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
Source: Naija News